It’s been well covered in the luxury watch press of late how tourbillon-fever has gripped the industry for the last several years. But what trend in complications is likely to come next? Some knowledgeable sources suggest that the minute repeater might be the next choice. In case you might not …Read More »
Watch Designs: No Rhyme, No Reason
As a self confessed watch lover and collector, I like most others, each year I await the next new and cool design from my favorite brands. Recently I’ve paused at the introduction of a couple new models/trends and asked myself why? Like most other consumer categories, one would assume that …Read More »
Complicated watches from…… China?
One of the more interesting phenomena taking place in the watch world today, I think, is the gradually increasing presence of Chinese-made movements and watches which offer the traditional and very expensive Swiss complications at extremely low prices. No, I’m not referring to the old quartz knockoffs which had famous …Read More »
Tourbillon controversy: Is the famous complication less a solution to a problem, than it is an expression of horological skill?
The other day, I came across an interesting and thought provoking analytical article, written by a certain Mr. Jean-Claude Nicolet, a watchmaker and professor in La Chaux de Fonds. http://www.europastar.com/watch-knowledge/1004082417-the-tourbillon.html In the article, the author presents his case that the tourbillon regulator is, for all purposes, a needlessly complex horological …Read More »
Jet Setters Spend Big Money on Watches
I just read an article about a couple of researchers who looked at the people who own private jets and how they spend their cash. Apparently the average jet owner has an average income of 9 million a year and is worth around 90 million dollars. They also love their …Read More »